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Expert: New rules lay out rights of Canadian airline passengers

The federal government has unveiled new protections for airline passengers, rules designed to make sure both airlines and the people who fly on them are up to date on what they are entitled to when things go wrong. (Source: CBC)

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Published: 16 Jul 2019

Expert: Gulf of Oman tankers attacked

An attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman occured this morning. All crew members were evacuated and are safe, according to the owners of the two ships. (Source: CNN)

Here's a McGill expert that can provide analysis and context on the current developing situation in the Middle East:

Published: 13 Jun 2019

Expert: Food Safety and Food Recall Warnings

Food recall warnings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency occurs almost every week in Canada.

Here's an expert who can answers questions about food safety:

Published: 13 Jun 2019

Life after (and during) a PhD – a project designed to change expectations & the culture of the academy

For the past four years a cross-Canada project developed by McGill University, TRaCE, has been gathering stories and data about life after (and during) a humanities PhD.

The goal?

To shift the expectations of PhD students away from a single-minded focus on a future in academe (since only about 30% will end up with tenure-track jobs) and give them a sense of a range of satisfying possible careers.

Published: 12 Jun 2019

What will be the next big things in astronomy?

It’s been an exciting time for astronomy lovers in the past few years: the first black hole picture amazed, many exoplanets have been discovered, gravitational waves were observed for the first time.

Now, what will be the next big things in astronomy?

Astronomers from across Canada will gather in Montreal June 17-20 to discuss emerging topics that could lead to big new advances in the field in the coming decade.

Published: 30 May 2019

Expert: Tornado Season in the US

“After a slow start, tornado season in the United States has suddenly become supercharged, with 500 twisters touching down over the past month and 12 consecutive days with eight or more of the devastating whirlwinds.” CBC

Published: 30 May 2019

Expert: Theresa May quits

"Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister." (BBC)

Here's a McGill professor who's available to comment in the media on what it means for the United Kingdom:

Published: 24 May 2019

Expert: Narendra Modi Elected with "historic mandate" in India

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a "historic mandate" of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election." (BBC)

Published: 23 May 2019

Expert: 2019 European Parliament election

Between 23 and 26 May 2019, the EU’s citizens will elect a new European Parliament. Polls are showing a rise of euroskeptic but also green parties in most countries, while the party groups that are traditionally best represented in the European Parliament seem to be on the losing end.

To discuss the election, a public forum will be held with four EU experts who will discuss the current key issues of EU integration and engage in an open debate with the event’s participants.

Published: 16 May 2019

Experts: Air Canada will buy Air Transat

Air Canada will buy Air Transat, offering $13 a share, or about $ 520 million, for its rival. (La Presse)

Here are experts to comment what this transaction means for the consumers and the industry:

Published: 16 May 2019

Media Advisory: Talking Science in the Age of Fake News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society.

Published: 14 May 2019

Expert: WhatsApp security flaw

"WhatsApp has revealed a vulnerability in its system that could have allowed hackers access to its users' phones, with a London-based human rights lawyer possibly among the targets.

Published: 14 May 2019

Experts: Secularism Bill 21

Legislative hearings into Quebec's secularism bill started yesterday and will run until May 16. Here's an expert from McGill University that can provide comment on that issue:

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Published: 8 May 2019

Experts: 2019 Quebec Floods

Here are McGill University professors who can comment on the flooding situation in Quebec:

Published: 29 Apr 2019

Expert: World Maternal Mental Health Day (May 1)

May 1 is World Maternal Mental Health Day. Life changes around pregnancy make women more vulnerable to mental illness. The negative cycle of poverty and mental illness impact on a woman’s ability to function and thrive. This may also directly affect her foetus or child, with long-lasting physical, cognitive and emotional outcomes.

Published: 26 Apr 2019

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